The View from the Cheap Seats: Selected Nonfiction by Neil GaimanThe View from the Cheap Seats: Selected Nonfiction by Neil Gaiman

The View from the Cheap Seats: Selected Nonfiction

byNeil Gaiman

Hardcover | May 31, 2016

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An enthralling collection of nonfiction essays on a myriad of topics—from art and artists to dreams, myths, and memories—observed in #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman’s probing, amusing, and distinctive style.

An inquisitive observer, thoughtful commentator, and assiduous craftsman, Neil Gaiman has long been celebrated for the sharp intellect and startling imagination that informs his bestselling fiction. Now, The View from the Cheap Seats brings together for the first time ever more than sixty pieces of his outstanding nonfiction. Analytical yet playful, erudite yet accessible, this cornucopia explores a broad range of interests and topics, including (but not limited to): authors past and present; music; storytelling; comics; bookshops; travel; fairy tales; America; inspiration; libraries; ghosts; and the title piece, at turns touching and self-deprecating, which recounts the author’s experiences at the 2010 Academy Awards in Hollywood.

Insightful, incisive, witty, and wise, The View from the Cheap Seats explores the issues and subjects that matter most to Neil Gaiman—offering a glimpse into the head and heart of one of the most acclaimed, beloved, and influential artists of our time.

Neil Richard MacKinnon Gaiman was born in Portchester, England on November 10, 1960. Gaiman worked as a journalist and freelance writer for a time, before deciding to try his hand at comic books. Some of his work has appeared in publications such as Time Out, The Sunday Times, Punch and The Observer. His first comic endeavor was the gr...
Title:The View from the Cheap Seats: Selected NonfictionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:544 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.61 inPublished:May 31, 2016Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062262262

ISBN - 13:9780062262264


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wonderful but I prefer his fiction Lovely book, but reading one of his essays about the virtues of fiction made me abandon this book to read fiction.
Date published: 2017-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful I love Neil Gaiman's fiction, but it's his non-fiction writing that really gets to me. Every piece in this book is gloriously written, beautifully delivered. If you ever don't know what to read, this book is a good bet 'cause you'll find something for every mood and you'll never be disappointed by his work.
Date published: 2017-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Can't say enough good about this book. His views on literacy are so so so important.
Date published: 2017-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! Ever since I read my first book by Neil Gaiman I became a huge fan. This is my first time reading some of his non-fiction work, and it was a pleasant surprise. Reading it felt like having a long wonderful conversation with him, it covered different kinds of essays and topics, it felt like getting to know him a little bit. Really enjoyed this book, it made me smile, cry and laugh. Even though it's kinda long I just couldn't stop reading, so it was over in no time!!
Date published: 2016-11-01

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